US Sports
Packers WR Geronimo Allison faces marijuana charge

Packers WR Geronimo Allison faces marijuana charge

Allison, an undrafted rookie from Illinois, came on late in the regular season with eight catches for 157 yards and a TD in the final two games.

The Packers could be facing a bit of a distraction this week as they prepare to take on the Cowboys in Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel uncovered a court report that revealed Packers receiver Geronimo Allison was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana last month after a traffic stop and subsequent arrest in early September. 

MORE: NFL playoff predictions through Super Bowl 51

Allison, an undrafted rookie from Illinois, was officially charged Dec. 15 by the Manitowoc (Wis.) County district attorney's office. 

Allison, who came on late in the regular season with eight catches for 157 yards and a touchdown in the final two games, has a court date scheduled for Jan. 23. 

"The Packers are aware of the matter involving Geronimo Allison," the team said in a statement released Tuesday. "Because this is an ongoing legal matter, we will refrain from making any further comment."

PACKERS-COWBOYS: Picks, predictions, odds

Allison was pulled over Sept. 4 after being clocked driving 81 mph in a 70-mph zone. The arresting officer detected an odor of marijuana and found three Backwoods cigars on the front passenger seat. Two of them were filled with a “green leafy material” that tested positive for THC, according to the Journal Sentinel. 

Allison was on the Packers' practice squad until his promotion to the active roster Oct. 24. He had 12 receptions for 202 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season. He caught just one pass for 8 yards in the wild-card win over the Giants, but the Packers are expecting him to see significant time Sunday with Jordy Nelson likely out with fractured ribs. 

MORE: Divisional round schedule

The drug charge should not affect Allison's playing status this postseason, but he could be subject to discipline during the 2017 season if he is found to have violated the NFL's policies on substance abuse and personal conduct.

Share this article



Latest stories


European Tour star plays golf to buy shoes, watches


It will take years to build football culture, Wenger warns CSL


Djokovic unrecognisable in Melbourne, says stunned Becker


Melo Trimble continues to lead young Maryland through Big Ten

George Foreman not interested in proposed Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor bout

'I won't let them pick my pocket' - Foreman hits out at proposed Mayweather-McGregor bout

Former ace Josh Johnson ends injury-plagued career


'Worried' Rakitic wants Barca renewal


Inter not signing Messi - Moratti


NBA All-Star starters revealed as Westbrook misses out


Luis Enrique hails Barca defence after ending Anoeta curse


Phil Mickelson lurking behind rookie Dominic Bozzelli at CareerBuilder Challenge

Back to Top